Create a Waypoint on GaiaGPS.com

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    overlandnyc

    Hi, I'd like to drop a waypoint on my saved gpx file/map, but i cannot locate the area id like to drop the waypoint. I only know it by address/gps coordinates. Is there a way to enter in GPS Coordinates for the waypoint? Instead of looking on the map and clicking where you want to create the waypoint?

    I'd like to create waypoint and enter gps coordinates or an address for my waypoint instead of looking on the map and dragging the waypoint to its destination.

    For example, lets say i am following a route/track and i want to create a waypoint for a camping site that is off the route/trail. I want to enter in the address or gps coordinates of the camping site into my waypoint, so i can see where the waypoint is, and how far off the route/track it is. This will allow me to leave my route/trail and head towards the campsite. If i could locate the campsite on the amp i would just drop the waypoint visually. But i cannot find my camp site on the map, i would need to enter in gps coords or the address of the campsite. So i wanted to open up my gpx, look at the map of my route/track, then create a waypoint, enter in the address or gps coordinates for the waypoint and save it.  

    Thanks in advance

    PS: I achieved this using Gaia GPS on my Mobile, but not on gaiagps.com

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi,

    There isn't a way to add a waypoint using coordinates on gaiagps.com right now, sorry about that. You can do that in the app and it will upload to the website automatically. Also, I think that we will add this ability in the near future, but I don't have an ETA for that right now.

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    RustyShakleford

    The ability to enter waypoint via coordinates is essential online, otherwise Gaiagps.com is completely useless to those who use it to find extremely specific locations.

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    codeventz

    This would be very helpful indeed - for planning trips ahead of time.

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    endorice

    I'll piggy-back to what's already been said.  Being able to manually add coordinates for a waypoint was the first thing I tried to do as a new user.  Very fundamental feature that I hope gets added.

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    toby

    Agreed.  I need to ability to go to specified coordinates (e.g. 39.6524,-105.14818) and create a waypoint at those coordinates.

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    MechEngr1

    can't use gps coordinates to enter waypoints?  disappointed.  Have to download a freebie gps package to build routes, then download to Gaia.  But we paid for Gaia...

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    Ashli Baldwin

    @MechENgr1

    You can enter waypoints as coordinates in the app with 5 different coordinate formats, and they'll sync directly to your account on gaiagps.com, too. 

     

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    jx2519

    does Gaia plan to integrate the web function and app? right now, you can enter coordinates in the app, but not on the web page. you can change symbol on the web but not in the app. Would like to know if there is a way to do both entering coordinates and modifying symbol on the same platform. 

     

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    lashse

    Custom waypoint icons edited on GaiaGPS.com do not persist to the Android app (maybe they do for IOS). Is there a plan to fix that?

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    akinney99362

    The ability to add/edit waypoints by coordinates is essential and best done on a computer. The "apps" are fine for use in the field, but for trip planning they are very cumbersome. Trip planning, being data intensive, requires a keyboard and mouse. For many of my waypoints, all I have are coordinates. I know the general vicinity where they are, but they need to be pinpointed. Being 100ft off makes the difference between finding a specific mineral deposit or only finding sagebrush, especially when the deposit has been covered over during winter water flows.

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    ridgerun_cdn

    This is still missing and is an essential feature.  Started a year ago. Please add the ability to add the waypoints using coordinates on the website, so much easier and then I can use them in the app when I am in the field.

     

     

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    clarks5

    I would like to be able to make a file (like KML) with all of my waypoints and then import/upload them to have them setup as a map layer in this app.  Is there any way to do this?

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    Nathan

    @clarks5
    Yes, you can create a custom map layer based on all your waypoints through Mapbox Studio and then import the layer to Gaia GPS by following the steps in this article: Transforming GPX or KML files into a Custom Map Source in Gaia GPS.

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    coderedjon

    Please add this basic feature. 

    Like many others, I wouldn't have purchased if I had realized Gaia lacked such basic trip planning functionality.  I realize there are workarounds, but we shouldn't need workarounds.

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    dsmith

    How in the world has Gaia been around this long without basic functionality like this? I swear, I honestly don't know why everyone loves this platform so much. It has a lot going for it, but lacking basic stuff like adding a friggin waypoint at a given set of coordinates...COME ON.

    It's 2019 and I still do all my map planning elsewhere and just load a GPX into Gaia for the actual trip because gaiagps.com is completely unusable for planning.

    Please spend less time coming up with new useless overlays to tell me where I can hunt cute furry animals and more time on basic functionality!

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    endorice

    I posted 2 years ago, and not a single response from Gaia on such a rudimentary capability.  That speaks to itself.  It's the lack of support like this that makes you regret purchasing a product.

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    jpurdy

    Don't worry, the response will be "we are working on a large under the hood update without a release date"... similar response to their promised Android update - instead we get "Find a Trail". If I wanted that I'd use Alltrails...  

    Caltopo is now my main workflow.  Enough with the legacy lethargy, come on GAIA, you proclaim your added coding horsepower enough already, let's see some results!

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    dsmith

    Yep, I gave up on Gaia's Android support quite a while ago. I guess the cracks go deeper than I thought :(

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hey Folks,

    Adding a waypoint by coordinates on gaiagps.com is on the roadmap. I don't have an ETA and I know some have been requesting this for a while, so I apologize for the wait. 

    You can definitely do this already in both the Android and iOS apps, and they'll sync to your web account automatically. 

    You can also search for coordinates on the web, and plot waypoints - though I understand that creating them based on exact coordinates is what everyone is looking for :)

    I also want to note that we have a full refund policy - we don't want anyone to pay for something that doesn't work for them. Please send a note to support@gaiagps.com and ask for Ashli and I will always be available to help.

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